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Waste Management

Will a designer purse end Langbehn's career?

Will a designer purse end Langbehn's career?

Jeff Langbehn's 21-year tenure as director of the Lake County solid waste district has survived a multimillion-dollar lawsuit settlement, a failed trash-to-ethanol contract costing taxpayers thousands more and a nearly successful legislative attempt to strip his agency's taxing authority.

September 01, 2014 11:00 pm

Solid waste district hears new trash-to-energy pitches

CROWN POINT | Two garbage-to-energy firms worked to pique the interest of Lake County solid waste officials Wednesday, hoping a past failed contract with another firm hadn't polluted the political waters.

June 19, 2014 9:15 pm

Train depot moving route, road closing approved

VALPARAISO | Almost everything is set for moving the former Canadian National depot from its current location to the Porter County Career and Technical Center property July 7.

May 09, 2014 4:01 pm

Scrap Metal Services buy local auto parts yards

Scrap Metal Services LLC has bought auto parts scrap yards in Gary, Lake Station, Westville and DeMotte.

February 24, 2014 12:23 pm

Hammond agency considers privatizing recycling

HAMMOND | The Hammond Board of Public Works has accepted bids from two companies to privatize recycling operations as part of the city's efforts to consolidate multiple departments under the new public works department.

February 23, 2014 7:32 pm
MARC CHASE: Landfill annexation idea doesn't stink

MARC CHASE: Landfill annexation idea doesn't stink

Few words inspire such a literal holding of noses as the word "landfill."

January 21, 2014 12:00 am

Kouts to award new rubbish pickup pact Thursday

KOUTS | The Town Council will hold a special meeting Thursday to award a rubbish pickup contract.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am

Lake bottle cap collectors will enjoy sitting on their laurels

Lake County residents have blown the lid off a competition to collect plastic bottle caps that will be turned into benches.

October 06, 2013 5:45 pm

Lake 2014 budget passes without solid waste district pension bump

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council gave its tentative approval to a 2014 budget that doesn't include a new pension plan for the county solid waste management district.

September 18, 2013 4:57 pm

Official: Political will wanes for trash consolidation in wake of trash-to-ethanol

The collapse of the trash-to-ethanol plan earlier this year killed any political will for a consolidated garbage disposal contract in Lake County, a top waste official says.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am

Landfill settlement still weighs on taxpayer wallets

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Solid Waste Management District will cost county taxpayers more than $7.4 million in public debt payments over the next 16 years.

June 16, 2013 12:00 am

New Lake Co. solid waste chair: No more unproven trash proposals

The Lake County solid waste board should steer clear of commercially unproven processes when considering future plans for consolidating the county's trash disposal, the board's chairman said.

May 06, 2013 8:00 pm

Lake County officials cancel trash-to-ethanol contract

After four years of failed attempts to get a Lake County trash-to-ethanol plant off the drawing room floor, waste district officials unanimously canceled the contract Thursday with a would-be developer.

April 18, 2013 9:00 pm

Compost bags will be available in Hobart beginning Monday

HOBART | The compost bag program will begin Monday for Hobart residents.

April 10, 2013 12:00 am

Trash takes high-tech, circuitous recycling route at facility

CHICAGO | A labyrinth of conveyor belts, magnets and people move and sort about 600 tons of old plastic bottles, cans and used paper each day.

March 25, 2013 12:00 am
County recycling districts offer different service levels

County recycling districts offer different service levels

Plastic and aluminum sit baled ready for shipment to customers at the Waste Management-Recycling America facility.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
County recycling districts offer different service levels

County recycling districts offer different service levels

Spotters sort out materials from paper at the Waste Management-Recycling America facility on Chicago's South Side. The 180,000-square-foot facility processes more than 600 tons of paper, plastic, aluminum, tin and cardboard each day. About 1,300 tons came from Northwest Indiana Between Janua…

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
County recycling districts offer different service levels

County recycling districts offer different service levels

Cardboard and other recyclable materials are unloaded and then placed on a conveyor system that carries the material through a sorting process at the Waste Management-Recycling America facility where more than 600 tons of paper, plastic, aluminum, tin and cardboard are processed each day. Ab…

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
County recycling districts offer different service levels

County recycling districts offer different service levels

A series of conveyors and mechanical sorters carry paper and other recyclable material at the Waste Management-Recycling America facility on Chicago's South Side. The facility processes about 650 tons of recyclable waste each day, some of which comes from Northwest Indiana.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
County recycling districts offer different service levels

County recycling districts offer different service levels

Bales of paper ready to be shipped at the Waste Management-Recycling America facility on Chicago's South Side, where it processes more than 600 tons of paper, plastic, aluminum, tin and cardboard each day.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
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